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Free Agent Invites - (# is number assigned for camp)
can you invite someone who didn't get drafted? lets say can caps invite Vladimir Tkachyov?
Yes, the free agent invites are undrafted prospects. Players like Tkachev and some other players people expected to be drafted will have multiple invitations so might take a few days to find out where they plan to attend. Here's the main tracker for all 30 teams based on information known to date. The first post is updated as regularly as possible.
Any updates on the schedule for this? Haven't seen anything on the Caps site.
Only Saturday the 12th. The Caps don't release the details all that far in advance. I would look to the last few years for general information, but with new people in charge not easy to know how much will or will not change in terms of the detailed schedule.
My understanding matches yours. 1996-04-02, 18yo, so this was his first draft eligible year.
For reference: CBA 8.9 Eligibility for Play in the League
No Player shall be eligible for play in the League unless he:
(a) had been claimed in the last Entry Draft, or was ineligible for claim under Section 8.4; or (b) had been eligible for claim in the last Entry Draft, but was unclaimed,
(i)had played hockey in North America the prior season and was age 20 or older at the time of the last Entry Draft, and signed an SPC which was signed and registered with the League between the conclusion of the Entry Draft and commencement of the next NHL Season.
(ii) had played hockey in North America the prior season and was under age 20 at the time of the last Entry Draft, and signed an SPC which was signed and registered with the League between the conclusion of the Entry Draft and commencement of the Major Juniors season (except that if such Player had signed an NHL try-out form, which was signed and registered with the League during the aforesaid time period, then the deadline for signing and registering with the League an SPC with such try-out Club shall be the commencement of the NHL Season).
(iii) had played hockey outside of North America in the prior season and was age 22 or older at the time of the last Entry Draft and signed an SPC which was signed and registered with the League between the conclusion of the Entry Draft and the commencement of the next NHL Season.
(iv) The words "eligible for claim in the last Entry Draft" in subparagraph (b) above mean "eligible for claim in all rounds of the last Entry Draft." The words "the prior season" in subparagraph (i), (ii) and (iii) above mean "a full season prior to the last Entry Draft."
FWIW, Vrana stuff is online from the other day. He mentioned Brandon Anderson was already in town (maybe working with Korn in advance of camp?) Also, Vrana said Vanecek was expected today. Some of the articles I posted in the prospects thread also have comments about plans to attend camp, including Koudys.
Caps official release should be out today or tomorrow with more information.